Fox Weekly Ratings highlights for the week ending September 6, 2009

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via FOX press release:

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

FOX delivered a 1.4/5 among Adults 18-49 last week with a strong performance by HELL’S KITCHEN and solid specials including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: 15 BEST PERFORMANCES EVER, an encore Director’s Cut of the GLEE pilot episode, and unprecedented “tweet-peat” episodes of FRINGE and GLEE.  Heading into its Fall season, FOX continues to reign as this summer’s No. 1 broadcast network in the key adult demo.

HELL’S KITCHEN sizzled on Tuesday night with a 3.4/12 among Adults 18-49 and was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, outperforming ABC’s Shaq Vs. and Primetime: Outsiders, CBS’ Big Brother and NBC’s two hour America’s Got Talent.  In the 9p hour, MORE TO LOVE maintained its solid week-to-week performance, posting a 1.8/5 among Adults 18-49.  FOX ranked No. 1 for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, and key male and female demos.

On Wednesday night, FOX featured a special SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: 15 BEST PERFORMANCES EVER in the 8p hour, which posted a solid 1.9/6 among Adults 18-49.  An encore Director’s Cut of GLEE in the 9p hour achieved a 1.8/5 and outperformed NBC’s America’s Got Talent among Women 18-34.  The new musical comedy showed strength in its hour, increasing 6% in its second half hour among Adults 18-49 and +12% in Adults 18-34. Together, the DANCE and GLEE specials won the night among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, besting the No. 2 network of the night by +39% in Women 18-34 (2.5 vs. 1.8 for ABC).

FOX premiered “tweet-peat” episodes of FRINGE and GLEE on Thursday and Friday in which cast members and producers communicated with viewers on-screen via the social networking website Twitter. The FRINGE and GLEE “tweet-peat” episodes, created to reward and more deeply engage core fans of the shows, posted a 1.0/3 and 0.8/3 among Adults 18-49, respectively.

Program Rankers

FOX had 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 1), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE SP (No. 12), GLEE SP (No. 15 tie) and MORE TO LOVE (No. 15 tie).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 1), MORE TO LOVE (No. 6), GLEE SP (No. 8 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE SP (No. 8 tie), HOUSE (No. 14), COPS SAT 9:30p (No. 17) and COPS SAT 9:00p (No. 20).

FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 2), GLEE SP (No. 12), FOX MOVIE SPECIAL SUN 7:30p (No. 14 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE SP (No. 14 tie) and MORE TO LOVE (No. 18).

FOX had 1 of the Top 20 programs in Total Viewers: HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 9).


NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS –  AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

MONDAY

8:00-9:00       HOUSE (R): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.9/5)

9:00-10:00     LIE TO ME (R): (A18?49: 1.2/3, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/4)

8:00-10:00     FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.4/4, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.6/4)

At 8p a HOUSE encore (1.5/5) ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34.  At 9p an encore LIE TO ME (1.2/3) ranked No. 4 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 3 in Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:01       HELL’S KITCHEN: (A18?49: 3.4/12, 7.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.4/8)

9:01-10:00     MORE TO LOVE: (A18?49: 1.8/5, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.3/4)

8:00-10:00     FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.6/8, 5.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.4/6)

HELL’S KITCHEN posted a 3.4/12 among Adults 18-49, on par with its summer average so far (3.3/11).  HELL’S KITCHEN was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 outperforming ABC’s Shaq Vs. and Primetime: Outsiders, CBS’ Big Brother and NBC’s two hour America’s Got Talent.  HELL’S KITCHEN won the 8p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens and all key demos.

MORE TO LOVE achieved a 1.8/5 among Adults 18-49, on par with recent performances and ranked No. 3 in its 9p hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 1 for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-34 and Men 18-49/18-34.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-8:58       SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: 15 BEST PERFORMANCES EVER (S): (A18?49: 1.9/6, 4.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.0/5)

8:58-10:00     GLEE (RS): (A18?49: 1.8/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.6/4)

8:00-10:00     FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.8/6, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

At 8p a special SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: 15 BEST PERFORMANCES EVER posted a 1.9/6 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 1 in Women 18-49/18-34.

An encore Director’s Cut version of GLEE posted a 1.8/5 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.  The encore of GLEE outperformed NBC’s AMERICA’S GOT TALENT in head to head competition in the 9p hour by +9% in Women 18-34 (2.4 vs. 2.2).  GLEE showed strength in its hour, gaining +6% in its second half hour among Adults 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.7) and +12% in Adults 18-34 (1.9 vs. 1.7).

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49 and won the night in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.  In fact, FOX’s line-up of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: 15 BEST PERFORMANCES and an encore of GLEE bested the No. 2 network of the night by +39% in Women 18-34 (2.5 vs. 1.8 for ABC).

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00       BONES (R): (A18?49: 1.3/4, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.0/5)

9:00-10:00     FRINGE (RS): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.9/3)

8:00-10:00     FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.2/4, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.5/4)

At 8p an encore BONES posted a 1.3/4 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.  At 9p the encore FRINGE “Tweet-peat” episode achieved a 1.0/3 among Adults 18-49.  FRINGE ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 2 among Teens.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 1 among Men 18-34.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00       ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER: (A18?49: 0.9/4, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/5)

9:00-10:00     GLEE (RS): (A18?49: 0.8/3, 2.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.5/3)

8:00-10:00     FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.8/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.1/4)

At 8p ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER posted  a 0.9/4 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 (tie) and Teens.  At 9p the GLEE “Tweet-peat” encore episode posted a 0.8/3 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in its hour among Adults 18-49, No. 2 in Adults 18-34 (tie) and No. 1 in Teens.

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30       COPS (R): (A18?49: 1.2/4, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.2/5)

8:30-9:00       COPS 2 (R): (A18?49: 1.3/5, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.5/5)

9:00-9:30       COPS (RS): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/5)

9:30-9:00       COPS (RS): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/5)

8:00-10:00     FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.4/5, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/5)

COPS at 8p and 830p each ranked No. 2 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

At 9p and 930p, special encores of COPS each ranked No. 2 in their time periods among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30      TIL DEATH (R): (A18?49: 0.5/2, 1.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 0.8/2)

7:30-10:00     MOVIE: SPIDERMAN 2 (RS): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.5/3)

7:00-10:00     FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.9/3, 2.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.4/3)

At 730p a special encore of MOVIE: SPIDERMAN 2 (1.0/3) ranked No. 2 in its time period among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 1 in Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49/18-34.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 1 in Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49/18-34.

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

TOTAL PRIMETIME

ADULTS 18?49         ADULTS 18?34         VIEWERS (Mil)

FOX   1.4/5                FOX    1.3/5               FOX    3.8

ABC   1.5/5                ABC    1.2/4              ABC    4.7

CBS   1.4/5                CBS    0.9/3               CBS    5.9

NBC   1.4/4               NBC   1.0/4               NBC   5.7

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